A recent a recruitment posting shows that Microsoft Game Studious is working on a new engine that will be powering the future of the Halo series
Assuming they're not talking about the 3 Halo games on Xbox360 (3, Wars, and ODST), and now Reach, does this mean a possible Halo 4 before the end of 360's life span?
Depends how long the 360 gen will last.
I'll believe it when I see it. That's all I have to say on this matter. Wow, 14 minutes and 8 disagrees. Must be ladies night or something round here.
4,5,6 and 7. They'll keep making them as long as people keep buying them... If people don't adopt their next platform they'll go back and support the old one with plenty of new Halo DLC and such. Marketing wise it makes sense.
Terms like AAA and etc were used for reviewers and consumers to rate a game. Then all of a sudden developers started using it as a PR term and its BS. I'm sick of it. You can't announce an AAA game until its been reviewed.
i imagine they will want a halo built from the ground up 4 natal
Who the hell disagreed with phosphor -.-
Halo Golf, Halo Tennis, Special appearance of Master Chief in the next fighting games, Halo the movie, Halo the cereal, Halo the Mountain Dew drink, Master Chief's Wife: A Romance Novel. Look at all this beautiful merchandise that has or will hit the shelves, and all you pre-teenie boppers will lap it up like it's a drop of a water in the Sahara.
Moey I think you're a Hater ,Haters everywhere we go , Haters going down for the Count.
Why does everyone always say this before the game is even made??? Devs always say they're working on a AAA game or something like that. The only people who decide whether a game is AAA isn't the devs, or the reviewers, it's people who play the damn game, the consumers! Cos you know, Too Human and Lair were AAA games weren't they?
This is going to be amazing. ....buuu bu Forza 3 couldn't look that good without teh Cell either!!! There's no way! Halo: Reach is going to be positively HUGE. :S
People chuck those letters around alot, of course MS is going to put money into there biggest franchise, pity natal is going to be forced into it, so some gamers are going to be alienated by it. Oh well the future of Halo is going to be spin offs. So i do reckon it will eventually fall from grace and not be the be all end all game that it was. Be a gamer not a hater PSN ID: Sitris
I'm just saying that its BS that devs are using that term to RATE THEIR OWN GAMES.
"be able to deliver solid performant code for a AAA game engine" Are people seriously upset over this? Has Bungie not earned to right to say this by now? Come on, get real people. Seems certain folks just have to complain in some way, this is Halo after all. Must be an unconscious reaction or something. All their saying is they need someone who can help make a "top-of-the-line engine".
Not Turn 10, not Polyphony Digital, not Santa Monica Studios, not Bioware, I will keep going for you. The fact is, you can't predetermine an opinionated label given by others. If it was like "We need engineers for our physics oriented game engine", that is factual, you can say that, but to say for our "AAA game engine" is self labeling an opinion that is given through reviewers.
A Halo game that really pushes the graphics of the 360 would likely shot the game to a whole another level for sales. Think of all the graphic whores out there are people that are just easily impressed by a pretty picture
Halo 3's only real competition was Call of Duty 4 and KillZone 2. PS3 fanboys might disagree... Resolution aside, Halo 3 delivers the gameplay that the competition can't. With over 400 manufacturers, er, 400 cars from 50 different manufacturers... ...wait, where am I? Yeah, I have Forza MS 3 on the brain right now sorry :-P
Halo Golf---> BUY Halo Tennis---> BUY Special appearance of Master Chief in the next fighting games ---> definite BUY, imagine KI3 w/ john 117!!!!OMG!!!BUY Halo the movie--->BUY and it will be 4 only $10 Halo the cereal---> wanna grow strong like MC, definite BUY Halo the Mountain Dew drink---> dude, its been done! I want fanta!!! Master Chief's Wife: A Romance Novel--->well, I hear romance books are nice, and if you add some needlers and Master Chief, then BUY! now do you understand? lol
I'm just so used to it being referred to as a review label. Apparently it has to do with production value of a game. A N4G member has told me, along with my brother (i asked him). He said it referred to production value, so yes, it will be AAA then.
This = X-Engine. Its new project coming along from Microsoft. Said to be utilized like Edge Tools for PS3, but for X360 instead. As far as AAA goes. There is no AAA for game engines. There is one and there is another. The newest one usually looks the best.
Halo news makes me miss playing Halo 3 with my friends..
why the "disagrees"? :/
I can't wait for ODST. I'm really look forward to 4 player co-op through the first open world Halo title ever(though Halo isn't super linear when compared with other shooters anyways), the remake of Mid Ship from Halo 2 and then more than anything, Fire Fight mode. It will be so fun with Halo's gameplay. But Halo: Reach, yea even though it's more than a year away...it's secretly my most anticipated title. I love Bungie games.
Yeah, go Bungie! I am excited to hear a new, high-quality engine is on the way. Say what you want about the Halo 3 engine and it's flaws. Arguably a lot of bloom and relatively small-scale battlefields. It was still very beautiful. Just go to Bungie.net and look at random screenshots. It's very apparent that Bungie really works to achieve a unique look. Unlike so many shooters which are just black and grey and samey looking. Halo gets the colors going and you explore all kinds of environments, all with great AI hammering away at you...
You can only do so much on the 360. Thus why they made Halo 3 look like GARBAGE so that the later installments can be graphically improved.
my mind was blown away by your logic
Halo... back in 2007. How is you gon diss a game that is 3years old?
Halo 3 still looked about as good as resistence 2 when it was released... Even though R2 was released after.
2007 i is think wud be 2 years ago also Xi u not play R2, how know u what is?
Halo 3 had 4-player split screen. Show me a better looking game with that feature.
Well said, Kushan... for once!
on halo reach directly from aaron greenberg himself.... screenshots and vids of what he had to say after the link... its authentic and his gt is infact BIGVIP http://n4g.com/up/80153/Blo...
But I want to see some video of the game.
Good stuff, so nice that he even replied and is accessible! Why don't Sony execs give out their gamertags? I think MS heard the graphics complaints with Halo 3 and see what Sony is delivering. What better IP to use than their flagship title.
.. i remember i was playing cod 4 ... and *bling*... *BIGVIP sent you a messege* .. i was like wtf ... he replied ?!?!... anyway i'm trying to figure out a way to post this on the n4g news section ... a blog site is the only way i can think of... dont care if it fails approval... i mean this is still some indication of wat they are aiming with halo reach's visuals right @below: haha ... sorry man didnt try to mislead you ... just posted what i encountered... comic con might have some new info on reach so... and its only a few weeks away...
You had me..so very ...excited to see some pictures of Reach..then I realized you meant you had Greenburg added. I feel..let down now.. :( Whats up with the disagrees guys? So I wasn't..dissapointed? I really thought he meant he had pics of Reach.
Finally!!!. This game is what Halo 3 should have been. Apart from the MP. Halo 3 is crap that MS rushed out.
that means Halo will be in HD in the first time??
LOL at the disagrees Halo 3 runs at 640p.
technically it runs at 2x640p, as every screen gets rendered twice for both hdr and ldr lighting. If they decided to get rid of the LDR they could've technically ran the game at 1280p. However the edram wouldn't be able to properly buffer it and since the daughter chip is in charge of the aa, it's the same reason why it still doesn't have aa. The daughter chip is only able to handle 720p at 4xmsaa. So instead they decided that they'ed make the game 640p but have the dual dynamic range lighting for both ldr and hdr, which requires each scene to be renderd twice then a shader does the lighting.
"High Definition refers to an increase in display or visual resolution such as 720p,1080i and 1080p high definition." This for all the ignorants that disagreed with him.
Wow Xi nice spin, don't worry bud we all know you didn't work on the game. What's with your bubbles, one or two months you kiss ass to get bubbles back and then you become a full blown Xbox Fanboy again and lose everything you gained what's up with that?
Call Of Duty 4 was only at 600p, 40 less than Halo 3.
HaLO Reach will be epic. What makes people do what #6 did?
But from what I have seen, ODST doesn't look that much better than Halo3. Maybe the guys at Epic games weren't lying when they said the 360's been maxed out. I honestly don't expect Reach to look much better than what we already see today.
Lol I doubt it, severely doubt it.
Considereing you do nothing but troll xbox articles.
Lol yes considering your show symptoms of being a fanboy.
Power Ranger Reach is AAA engine? PFFFFFFFFT!!!!! it so stupid!!!!
Bring the games bungie and MS .
If it's built ground up for the 360 it should be very good.
Don't mind the typical haters that come into Halo news. It's the one game that puts fear in the hearts of sony fans. Halo 3 is even outselling some of ps3's newer "big" games in some parts of the world. That's with zero advertisement. No game on the ps3 has that much staying power. They usually disappear after a weeks in the top 10. I can see why sony fans have so much jealousy for this game. Anyway, I never thought Halo 3's graphics were bad. I thought they were pretty good considering it wasn't a black and gray game. Definitely better than Resistance 2. Plus the battlegrounds were a large scale compared to games like Call of Duty or Killzone which have more typical smaller and medium battlegrounds. That definitely makes a difference in high texture count and such. Since they're working on a Halo Engine, I wouldn't be surprised if this game comes out sometime in 2011. 2010 might be a lil bit of a "reach." HA~
The posting is not for Reach. Reach is built and in some form playable. The guys at Bungie had a big playtest type thing on Bungie day where they got together and played Reach. It's for some other game, and it may be Halo related, but it's not Reach. Completely ridiculous. Why would they be hiring for that if the game is made and playable? It's not for Reach so stop with every job posting being for Reach. Disagree all you want. The game's playable, the engine is made and Bungie would be doing the hiring.
it also makes sense why they named the game Halo "reach".
Wut? Reach is the name of the planet
Halo reach will use the same crappy engine of Halo 3 and Halo ODST. Want to know why? Simple, it's already in development, so, the engine it's already finished, so, the news is created by some 3fixMe disciples, so the news is fake. Jump Out.
Wow, the uniformed bullsh!t floating in this website is hilarious. It's a new engine and the game has been in development since 07. Fanboys love to spout trash before they know the truth. Grow up little boys.
Auron's gonna get pwned. Very very hard. Like all PS3 fanboys do 24/7.
@Another One and The Master Chief This is what microfake trying to make you believe. Trust me, this stupid sh!tty game will use THE SAME fu**ed engine with little improvments. @Another One WHAT?? Since 2007? POWNED Another proof that this news is FAKE. 2 years+ and the engine isn't finished yet?? SHAME ON YOU AND FAKE FOR YOU
Microsoft doesn't tell me anything. I'm not a 12 year old fanboy. It's a new engine and your going to have to deal with being wrong. Every Halo game has had a new engine with the exception of ODST which uses the Halo 3 engine. Do some research and you MIGHT get your facts straight. And this article is bull. The job posting isn't for Reach. That's never been in dispute as far as I go. It's more nonsense posted by a site that reads too much into something. Just like what Skoar does with every article they publish here about Halo. Some aren't smart enough to figure that out though.
My god, so many haters lol. Oh well, hate all you want because no matter how hard you try i'm going to have a blast playing Halo Reach next year.
other games from both 360 n ps3 better change ther release date if its near this game
I know a ton of people are gonna disagree with me on this but o well idc. Personally i think the halo series is geting really over rated and old fast. Take a look at 1,2,and 3 i liked the first one it was pretty good but 2 and 3 where just the same thing all over again and the story was just so unintresting. They need to start adding newer things try things other fps games havent done. The only thing i ever seen that they even put forth effort is the online. Im sorry i think forge was a joke compared to what things like unreal or far cry offered. Also the co-op that isent new. Im not here to bash on 360 or halo im just throwing out my personal thoughts on it. Hopefully reach will be something new and something actually good. But where can they go with the story anymore really? To me it doesnt seem like the story is well constructed to last as long as stories like MGS. Honesty in halo 2 werent you mad when you beat the game to be treated to such a bad ending? I remember waiting in line for that game takeing it home so excited and when i beat it i felt like i was riped off of $60 dollars. Lets just hope Reach will be something new to the FPS or else i feel like this series is really going down hill if they dont get their act together.
In my opinion Halo 3 is the best game on the xbox. Yeah you guys will disagree with me but i don't give a f*ck. I have played this game for a hell of a long time and thats my opinion. Also, i think forge was done just right, its not meant to be a "map editor" in the sense of farcry 2, it is more of a.... "map tweaker"
ok buddy chill lol
I agree Bungie has been slipping in the story area... I had to play Halo 3 a few times just to absorb everything as the story felt poorly told. The gameplay, however, has pretty much only gotten better and better. With Halo: ODST and Halo: Reach, I have faith that Bungie will stretch their story-telling legs. I don't think they wanted to stay tethered to the Master Chief for this long as it has been so restrictive. Anyone who is familiar with the Haloverse knows that there are many other stories waiting to be told. Now Bungie has the chance.
WTF does "AAA Engine" even mean? I understand what AAA means when referring to "AAA Title" but seriously a "AAA Engine"? I guess we have ran out words to describe games and game engines that we have to start abbreviating them. Am I the only one erk by this?
AAA means that a lot of money has gone into making a game,engine, etc. To gamers it`s more the same high profile game to keep your eyes on.
As long as the gameplay doesn't change I don't see what the big deal is.